SSHRC Partnership Grants (PG) provide support to new or existing partnerships for initiatives that advance research, research training, and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities.
Partnership Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight and/or the Connection programs. Partnership Grant proposals exclusively for partnered research training initiatives, however, are expected to respond primarily to the objectives of the SSHRC Talent program.
Partnership Grants follow a two-stage application process. Applicants who are successful in Stage 1 (grants up to $20,000; due February 10) will be invited to apply to Stage 2, to access funding up to $2.5 million over 4 to 7 years. Results for Stage 1 are communicated in June of the application year, and the stage 2 deadline falls in late October. Stage 2 applicants are then given an opportunity to respond to expert panel feedback early in the next year (January or February), with results coming out in April.
For both stages, letters of support are required from partners, along with a host letter from the UBC Vice-President, Research and Innovation. SPARC will facilitate the host letter process (see below).
Stage 2 requires applicants to secure a minimum of 35% matching funds through cash and/or in-kind contributions.
UBC applicants have typically enjoyed success rates at or above national averages for the PG program. Past/Current UBC projects that have received SSHRC PG funding include:
- The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society
- From the Ground Up
- Co-Curricular Making: Honouring Indigenous Connections to Land, Culture, and the Relational Self
December to February
June to September – Stage 2 applicants only
October – Stage 2 applicants only
January/February – Stage 2 applicants only
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